Composite Decks

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Deck Builder in New Jersey

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Composite decking has completely transformed the decking industry by offering the perfect combination of beauty, durability, and low maintenance. Whether you’re envisioning a peaceful backyard retreat, a deck that can handle your active family’s needs, or an elegant space for entertaining guests, we have the expertise to design a composite deck that matches your personal style and preferences.

Our experienced team is committed to making your dream deck a reality. We use only high-quality composite materials, ensuring that your deck looks stunning and withstands the test of time. Our team’s vast experience allows them to recommend the best materials to fit your specific needs.

You are invited to see and experience the large display of deck boards and deck accessories in our one-of-a-kind Deck Design Center. With our range of services, you can explore the endless possibilities of composite decking and discover how it can enhance both the value of your home and your overall outdoor living experience.

What Are

Composite Decks

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Composite decks are outdoor structures built using a special type of material. Instead of using traditional wood, composite deck boards are made with a combination of wood fibers or minerals and recycled plastic. This makes them strong, durable, and low-maintenance.

Composite decks look like real wood, but they don’t need the same maintenance that wood decking requires. You don’t have to worry about painting or staining them every year like you would with a regular wood deck. They also don’t splinter or rot, which makes them safer and longer-lasting. Just wash your composite decking to keep it looking like new.

Composite decks are also eco-friendly because they use recycled materials. By using plastic that would have otherwise been thrown away, composite decks help reduce waste and protect the environment.

Composite decks are highly sought after by homeowners.

Benefits of Composite Decks:

Why They Are Popular

Composite decking offers several benefits, making it a popular choice for homeowners and business owners alike. Key advantages include:

When considering the construction or renovation of a deck, homeowners often find themselves weighing the pros and cons of traditional wood decks against the increasingly popular composite decks. Each material offers unique benefits and drawbacks that are important to understand before making a decision.

The Composite Decking Manufacturers We Work With

Photo of a Trex composite deck with a pool and water features.

Here are the companies we often work with to bring you a wide selection of composite materials to create your ultimate deck:

Composite Decking Materials vs Natural Wood

Photo of a spacious composite deck with a pergola, water feature, and distinct areas for outdoor dining, relaxation, and cooking.

How do composite decking materials compare to natural wood? Here is a breakdown:

When it comes to creating a stunning outdoor space, nothing quite compares to the timeless charm of a natural wood deck. The unique grain patterns and color variations of wood offer a classic and inviting aesthetic that is hard to replicate.

One of the advantages of choosing a natural wood deck is the initial cost. Traditional treated pine wood decks cost less initially compared to composite decking, though that is not the case with hardwoods. Hardwoods are typically a bigger initial investment over most composite decking.  Another benefit of wood decks is the high degree of customization they offer.

However, it’s important to consider the maintenance requirements of wood decks. Regular upkeep, including staining, sealing, and sanding, is necessary to keep the deck looking its best and ensure its longevity. This adds to the overall cost and effort over time. Over the years, composite decks are actually a better investment due to lower maintenance and repair costs.

Durability is another consideration when choosing a natural wood deck. Wood is susceptible to weathering, rot, and insect damage if not properly maintained. Without regular care, wood decks will deteriorate.. Composite decking is manufactured to protect against these issues, making it a more durable option for outdoor decking.

At Barrett Outdoors, we will build your dream deck with the materials of your choosing, but it is good to have a solid understanding of what the benefits are of different decking materials. By understanding the advantages and disadvantages of various options, you can make an informed decision that aligns with your preferences and budget.

Composite Decks FAQs

Composite decks are made from a blend of wood fibers and plastic materials, creating a durable and low-maintenance decking option. Unlike traditional wood decks, they resist rot, warping, and insect damage and do not require frequent staining or sealing.
Composite decking offers longevity, minimal maintenance, and resistance to weathering and pests. It also comes in various colors and styles without the need for painting or staining.
Many composite decking products are made using recycled materials, making them an eco-friendlier option compared to new, treated wood. This recycling aspect reduces waste and the need for new timber.